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Johns Hopkins impacted by widespread cyberattack, sensitive information may be affected


Johns Hopkins University and Health System said it is investigating a recent cybersecurity attack that impacted its systems.

In a letter sent to the Hopkins community, officials said their cybersecurity team is working to investigate the attack, but an initial evaluation showed that the attack "may have impacted the information of Johns Hopkins employees, students and/or patients."

"Johns Hopkins takes the privacy and security of our community members extremely seriously. Our cybersecurity team is working closely with data security experts and law enforcement to determine what information was involved," the letter said. "We will provide updates as soon as they become available and will contact directly and individually anyone who was impacted by this attack."

Officials said they do not believe the information impacted included electronic health records.

"We took immediate action to secure our systems, and we are working closely with a leading cybersecurity firm to investigate the attack," the letter said.

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